Roland Asch

Roland Asch

German racing driver.
Date of Birth: 12.10.1950
Country: Germany

Content:
  1. Roland Asch - German Racing Driver
  2. Transition to DTM
  3. Super Touring and Porsche Cup
  4. Later Years and Family

Roland Asch - German Racing Driver

Roland Asch is a renowned German racing driver who had a successful career in various forms of motorsport. Born in 1950, Asch's racing career began in 1973 in slalom races, where he competed until 1981 before becoming the German champion.

Transition to DTM

In 1984, Asch made the transition to the renowned German Touring Car Championship (DTM) with the Warsteiner Carsport Racing team. The following year, he competed in a full season of DTM races. After a few races in 1986, Asch returned to a full schedule in 1988 as a factory driver for Mercedes, once again partnering with the Warsteiner Carsport Racing team, with whom he had spent most of his career. He consistently finished on the podium but never became a DTM champion, despite winning five races in 173 outings.

Super Touring and Porsche Cup

From 1994 onwards, Asch participated in the German Super Touring (STW) championship until its discontinuation in 1999, completing a total of 91 races. Alongside his DTM commitments, Asch also competed in the Porsche 944 Cup from 1986 and later in its successor, the Porsche Carrera Cup, from 1990. He became a four-time champion in the Porsche Cup (1987, 1988, 1989) and won the Carrera Cup once in 1991.

In 1999, he resumed competing in the Porsche Cup, specifically the German and Supercup series, with varying intensity until 2005. Asch also participated in the V8Stars series for three years.

Later Years and Family

After retiring from active racing in 2005, Roland Asch focused on supporting his son Sebastian's racing career. Sebastian began competing in the SEAT Leon Supercopa in 2005, finishing as vice-champion in 2007 and currently racing in GT events. Additionally, Asch has an automotive business in Ammersbuch.

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